Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
Whether you live in Chard or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Extensive legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
A brief, no-obligation call with a personal injury solicitor can give information and useful advice.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
The contrast in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.
For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £15,656 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could vary from £9,393 to £13,307.
Additional reading How much can you claim?
Check Chard solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Online reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Chard?
You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Cases our panel of lawyers conducts in Chard and Somerset
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Chard. Quittance have assisted with:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Recorded figures emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Somerset workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public place (South Somerset local authority) accident claims injuries like sprained arms occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent falls having happened on Goose Lane and on Church Green Rd.
Chard serious injury claims
The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth.
Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a Claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers work with insurance companies, the Defendant's representatives and doctors and health professionals to make sure Claimants affected by serious accidents get the support they need. Injury and illness held to be serious include paralysis, major surgical negligence and hydrocarbon poisoning.
Medical and clinical negligence in Chard
Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is the term for when an injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care on the part of a doctor or medical professional. An illustration of this might be a surgical error compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Somerset and Chard have helped with negligence cases brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Chard Community Hospital, Crewkerne Road, TA20 1NF.
We have assisted people, from office workers to commissioning engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury data in the South Somerset local authority are detailed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Workplace accidents in South Somerset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Contact with machinery||15||5||11|
|Harmful substance related||1||3||3|
|Fall from height||17||13||23|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4||6||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||102||52||63|
|Slip or trip||66||69||47|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||6||4|
|Struck by object||27||22||20|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||0|
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Chard are quite common with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,623.
Quittances panel of expert no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Chard.
Chard No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
Should your compensation claim be successful, the costs for your lawyer are paid by the losing party. If your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that the lawyer's legal costs are not payable.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you can. This can help you make the right choice.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants on our frequently asked questions page.
Get your compensation claim underway
Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to make the claim. Alternatively, you can begin your injury claim online.
Contact our team today for more detail about you claim. Request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.